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Oil was super low... indicator light DID NOT come on... now…

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Oil was super low.....

Oil was super low... indicator light DID NOT come on... now the car sounds like its missing and dies out

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: Not a problem. You can work with the Volvo Mechanic to figure that out. What is the model/year of your Volvo?

2005 xc90

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your XC90 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Putting oil... i checked th rest of the fliuds, all looked fine

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How much oil did you have to add to get the level correct?

Are you leaking oil or is it burning the oil?

Did it run any better with oil added?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
it did not run it on the street because it died out in my garage.
its between the + & - level now-i added oil
no leaks
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
cant call right now
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
it starts; but sounds funny now...
Volvo Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

How much oil did you have to add to get the level correct?

How many miles were on the oil that was in the engine?

Can you describe the sound it makes?

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